“Sadly, we have lost eight residents with serious underlying health issues to Covid,” the statement said.
CNN has reached out to Geer Village for further comment.
“Geer Nurse residents and staff will be eligible for a boost once we have gone two full weeks with no new positive cases,” the nursing home said in its statement. All staff and residents are also required to be tested every two weeks for Covid-19, and all center visits remain on hold until further notice.
“While we must continue with our Covid-19 prevention protocols, we want to assure everyone that we are doing our best to keep residents and staff safe,” the statement said. . “We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates to residents, staff, families and community stakeholders as the situation changes.”
Only 10 of the 209 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Connecticut, or 5%, have active Covid-19 cases, according to the most recent state data from Oct. on November 9. Out of those 10 facilities, only one of the five facilities is in operation. case.
By comparison, 20 of the 209 facilities, or 9.5%, had at least one Covid-19 case between September 15 and September 28, according to state data.